Posted tagged ‘WTF’

I’m Glad We’ve Got That Straightened Out

September 17, 2015

America is a lot of things, the greatest country in the world, absolutely,” Rubio said, talking about climate change. “But America is not a planet.”

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Pluto for Science Advisor!

Seriously — I can’t even…

Potential presidents? I’m not sure these people can be trusted around metal cutlery.

That is all. (Open thread)

Image: Adam and Charles Black, The Solar System and the Theory of the Seasons1873.

An Interesting Quote: McCain/haute cuisine/financial meltdown department

September 26, 2008

“Bush is no diplomat,” said a Democratic staffer, “but he’s Cardinal freaking Richelieu compared to McCain. McCain couldn’t negotiate an agreement on dinner among a family of four without making a big drama with himself at the heroic center of it. And then they’d all just leave to make themselves a sandwich.”

(from Sam Stein’s reporting on the GOP on GOP cage match that members of Lincoln’s party (sic — ed.) deem more important than minor matters like a banking system blowing shrapnel through a 360 degree perimeter.

Image: Jean-Léon Gérôme,”Police Verso” 1872.  Source:  Wikimedia Commons.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back Into The Water: Presidential Campaign/Wittgenstein Moments.

September 25, 2008

As proposed in the famous seventh set of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, I cannot speak of what follows:

On reflection, a better literary reference might be the equally famous commentary on the holiday experience of river tours in the Congo a century or so ago.  You know:  Kurtz’s last words.

You have been warned.